University of Nottingham Malaysia UNM

University of Nottingham Malaysia UNM

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90
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Bachelor of Arts (BA) International Relations (Hons)   APPLY

  Study Mode
FULL TIME
  Level
UNDER-GRADUATE
  Duration
3 years
  Intake
September
  Tution Fees
N/A

The Foundation in Arts and Education is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees offered within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This rigorous programme provides students with a strong academic background that will result in enhanced language, communication, critical thinking and study skills.  

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway such as politics, the world economy, media and education.

International relations studies the complex relations between states and international organisations in areas such as economics, law, politics and security. Core questions include: what is security, what causes conflict, what is power and how is it exercised and justified? It also investigates deeper questions relating to how we understand and conceptualise contemporary global transformations. Our programme offers a balance between theory and practice. You will gain a broad understanding ofthe key theories and concepts associated with international relations as well as gaining practical experience of the policy process. Instrumental in this is our flagship module, Policy and Persuasion, which will prepare you to participate actively in many fields of work, including politics, advocacy and business.

Your first year will introduce you to the key analytical approaches used in the study of global politics, drawing on international political events in historical and contemporary settings. Your second year modules will focus on contemporary history, global society, political economy and security and prepare you for your final year dissertation by providing training in research techniques. You may pursue your own independent research project during your third year while taking optional modules based on the research expertise of our staff. 

Year one

Typical core modules  

Approaches to Global Politics

Governing the World: Introduction to the International System

Introduction to European Union Politics

Power and Contest: Living in a Political World

The Making of Modern Asia

 

Typical optional modules  

Beginners French/Spanish* 

Business Economics

Culture and Society

Introduction to Applied Psychology

Media and Communications Theory

Year two

Typical core modules 

Global Political Economy and International Development

International Relations of the Asia Pacific

International Security

 

Typical optional modules 

Comparative Politics

Designing International Relations Research

Intermediate French/Spanish*

Political Communication, Public Relations and Propaganda

Year three

Typical core modules 

Dissertation: Politics, History and International Relations (for non-language students) 


Typical optional modules 

Advanced French/Spanish*

Asian Country Study: Thailand

Asian Study Tour: Thailand

Food, Hunger and Development

Nationalism and the State: Themes and Perspectives from Contemporary Southeast Asia

Policy and Persuasion

Politics and International Relations of the Middle East

Regionalism in World Politics: The Case of ASEAN 

*International relations with a language students only. 

Our Foundation course route

Our Foundation courses give you another way to study for an undergraduate degree. 

Entry requirements

A Level

BBC, excluding critical thinking and general studies

IB Diploma

28 points with 5,5,4 at Higher Level

STPM

B+B+B excluding Pengajian Am

UEC

1 A and 4 B3s, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language

SAM or other Australian matriculations

ATAR 82 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects).

Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

80% average based on 6 subjects (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects).

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements

Advance Placement (AP)

4,4,3 in relevant subjects. Applicants taking non-preferred subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level

Diploma - Other Institutions

Acceptance to the second year is on a case
by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.3 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

Foundation - Other Institutions 

Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) or 65% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements
to the programme

University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation 

Successful completion of the Foundation in Arts and Education or the Foundation in Business and Management programme

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 

6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT): 

87 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements) 

GCE A Level English Language or English Literature:

grade C  

GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature: 

grade C 

PTE (Academic):

62 (with no less than 55 in each element)

SPM: 

grade A-

1119 (GCE-O):

grade B

GCSE O Level: 

grade C

IGCSE (first language):

grade C 

IGCSE (second language):  

grade B 

MUET

Band 4

UEC: 

grade A2

IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher):

4 points 

IB English B (Higher Level):

4 points 

IB English B (Standard Level):

5 points 

IELTS ,TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Our degrees will equip you for a career in a variety of fields including aid and non-governmental sectors, finance and international businesses, foreign ministries, international media and journalism, international organisations, localand national government, lobbying and policy advice and think-tanks. The school is building up its alumni network both to keep in contact as well as explore ways of connecting current students with alumni in the world of work after graduation. 

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